Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

The City of Our Hopes and Desires: Zoning Comes to Washington DC

 By Matthew B. Gilmore For complete article click: http://intowner.com/2016/10/26/the-city-of-our-hopes-and-desires-zoning-comes-to-washington-dc/  It had a curious beginning. The tale begins with a bit of a mystery: The August 21, 1916 Evening Star reported that … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Still Struggling, Still Preserving: Update on the District of Columbia’s Archives and Public Records Office

By Matthew B. Gilmore from: https://march.rutgers.edu/2016/10/still-struggling-still-preserving-update-on-the-district-of-columbias-archives-and-public-records-office/ Since this post from July 2015, there has been progress at the DC Archives. Rebecca Katz was hired as the new Public Records Office administrator … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whither Washingtoniana? NCPC waves through the MLK Library proposal

MLK Library review starts at 2:52:00 (almost 3 hours into the video) 3:08:00 for Special Collections (barely a mention) NCPC approved Preliminary AND Final review.    

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whither Washingtoniana? MLK Library Design Update City-wide community meetings

This from the DC Public Library: “The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, at 901 G St. NW, will have a major modernization to meet the current and future needs of … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sold out–Walking Tour – Foggy Bottom: Washington in Miniature

–waiting list available…. Date Saturday, October 15 2016 Time 2:00pm-4:00pm Location Foggy Bottom Metro Station entrance REGISTER: http://bit.ly/2dkGoVH Join AIA|DC and architectural historian Matthew Gilmore for an exploration of the little-known … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Walking Tour – Foggy Bottom: Washington in Miniature

Date Saturday, October 15 2016 Time 2:00pm-4:00pm Location Foggy Bottom Metro Station entrance REGISTER: http://bit.ly/2dkGoVH Join AIA|DC and architectural historian Matthew Gilmore for an exploration of the little-known aspects of Foggy … Continue reading

October 2, 2016 · Leave a comment